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March Newsletter

Good morning!

It feels like spring has finally sprung and new life is around the corner! We hope that you have continued to keep well during the pandemic and are looking forward to reunions with loved ones soon.

Sad News from the farm

Unfortunately, due to being an amputee, Martin continues to have problems with his legs and his arthritis has become progressively worse. Looking after the pigs is hard, physical work and as much as he loves it, the time has come for him to slow down and look after himself a bit better.
We stopped breeding our pigs late last year and have decided that when our stock of pigs has gone, we will return to being a family smallholding and close the shop. It is a very sad time for us but Martin’s health must come first. We have loved our little shop and given it a good go but it isn’t practical to carry it on any longer.

We will open on a weekly basis on Fridays and Saturdays 9:00-13:00 as usual, up until 22nd May. This will be our last opening day.

Good News going forward!

Friends of ours in Ainsworth have bought some of our breeding stock, including Hugo the boar and will continue to breed old spots and saddlebacks on their farm! They also rear lamb, and Ruth makes her own chutneys and goat’s cheese and it promises to be a lovely little farm shop with much easier access than ours. We are helping them to set up the shop and you will probably see Martin around there helping out from time to time! We are giving them the secret recipe to our lovely sausages so you will still be able to buy them, don’t panic! If all goes to plan, they should be up and running before the summer. Watch this space for more details closer to the time.

Business as usual for now!

Shop open this weekend 9:00 – 13:00!

This week’s sausage flavours are: Traditional Pork, Firecracker, Lincolnshire whirls, Pork and Herb, Pork & Leek

Home Dry Cured Unsmoked and Smoked Bacon, Chops, Loin, Leg & Shoulder Roasting Joints, Gammon, Mince,  Firecracker Burgers, Belly Pork, Loin Steaks, Sausage Rolls, Home Cooked Ham.

Please email with any orders, however small, or ring or text Jane on 07969462211. Please do NOT reply to this email as it will bounce back to Word Press.


Don’t forget we can deliver to you if you can’t make it to the shop! Our weekly delivery service is on a Thursday and is free for orders over £15 for local delivery. Please contact us for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at the weekend!

Take care and once again, thank you for your continued support.

Martin & Jane x

8 thoughts on “March Newsletter

  1. Sorry to hear the news, but rightly so, family come first. All the very best to you both for the future.
    Love Lesley, Dave and Hannah. Will miss the sausage rolls!🐖🐖🥓

  2. Sorry to hear this, but definitely family and health comes first.
    Wishing you all a happy and healthy life.
    Love Anita and family xx

  3. Aww I am sorry to read Martin has been struggling. You all work so hard both with your pigs and the shop.
    Wish you well until you close, family must come first. Thanks for all the beautiful food since you opened xx

  4. Jane I’m really sorry to hear your news. I know how much love and hard work you have both put into your pigs. Health and family come first though and I hope Martin can get some relief from his arthritis.
    Sending lots of love.
    Linda xxx

  5. My dearest Jane and Martin. We totally agree, Martins health is more important. You have both worked SO hard to create your wonderful business and I thank you SO much for the excellent service you have afforded to me since you opened the shop. I wish you all the best for the future together with your wonderful and precious Family. God Bless. All our live as always A Gill and Mike.xxxxxxxx
    Ps Give my love to the children xxxx

  6. So sorry to hear this – you have both worked so hard. Health must come first though. Will definitely get over before you close. Any chance of a years supply of sausage rolls? 😂 Take care. X

  7. So sorry to hear this news. Ayour food and you shop has been wonderful, but family health is more important. Lots of luck to you going forward. xxx

  8. Sad news – will miss the trip up there – it was a good excuse for a cheeky pint in Affetside on the way back – I’m sure Jane could stretch to a little sausage roll side line????

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